Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Migrate from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise, Standard or Foundation) to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials)

Couple of days ago I published the same migration document but then to Windows Server 2016 (Essentials). This was for user in our forums. Because of this I already had half of the migration document done that I need for a migration tutorial to Windows Server 2012 R2. All steps on the Windows Server 2008 R2 are the same, it does not matter if you migrate to 2012 or 2016. A lot less work but still about a day or two making all screenshots and testing if it is really all working.

This tutorial includes everything to complete a migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 (Foundation) to a Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without the Essentials Experience installed as a role or as part of the 25 user version Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Every step has a screenshot and if there are Powershell scripts involved we will share them with you also.

Easy to use migration kit

Migration kit for migrating from one source (for example Windows Server 2008) to a new Windows Server environment built on the latest technology. This kit is ideal if you want to perform the migration of your old server yourself. The kit contains everything to ultimately run your infrastructure on more modern operating systems like Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019. Success guaranteed!

IT pro collection for IT consultants and engineers

The migration kit that you are currently viewing is part of the IT Pro Collection. The IT Pro Collections contain all migration kits that we have written. See here for an overview of all migration kits and manuals. If you perform multiple migrations for clients, you are an IT Consultant, the IT Pro Collections are the most obvious choice. Success guaranteed!

All our migration kits and IT Pro Collections are backed with awesome support. In our store, you can choose to purchase support as part of your initial purchase or you can get ad hoc support by creating a support ticket here. Don't want to do it yourself? Migration support is also available through consulting service, contact us.

About www.server-essentials.com 

www.server-essentials.com is founded by Mariette Knap, a Dutch Microsoft MVP. www.server-essentials.com is a community for IT Consultants and Business Owners who, themselves, take care of the IT infrastructure and Employees who do that little extra in the company to keep things running. Our forum is for discussing all things ‘IT’ and more.  Our documentation is top notch and written by and for the community.

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